Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Humor Break

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I’m accustomed to having my mornings blessed by Springheel Jack’s posts, but he appears to be off this week, so I’m stuck. To give myself some breathing room, I’m going to toss out what is probably my favorite SNL sketch of the show’s entire history. It shows Phil Hartman (tragically shot in the head by his wife not long after this sketch) and Al Franken (now a Senator, which is pretty cool if you think about it) at their comic best.

URI Analysis

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United Rentals (URI), shown below, is very typical of the kind of chart I’m short right now. It’s got a big top, very little in the way of support, and has demonstrated in prior years its ability to fall hard. This one is going to play out nicely today, as its indicated opening is where I’ve marked with an arrow. There are many stocks I still wouldn’t dare short (GOOGL, NFLX, etc.) but there are plenty of other sick fish in the sea.